April 16, 2014

Faculty and Staff News

Arizona State University professor Cecilia Menjívar has been named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, one of a group of 178 diverse scholars, artists and scientists from the United States and Canada.

Two ASU professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be named 2014 President's Professors on April 18 at the Faculty Excellence Awards.

Thanks to the ASU Commission on the Status of Women, there is now a university-wide mentoring program in place to provide mentoring opportunities for all staff.

Dozens of adults and children explored a diverse Arizona ecosystem with ASU's School of Life Sciences faculty during the school's annual SOLS Takes a Hike.

The President's Award for Innovation provides formal recognition to ASU teams that have made significant contributions to ASU and higher education.

ASU faculty and staff are awarded for their work in developing creative and inspiring programs that advance innovation, sustainability and the health of Arizona communities.

ASU associate professor Pamela Marshall has combined her knowledge and love of science with her expertise in grant writing and curriculum design to help bring kids at a Glendale school into closer contact with their desert environment.

Information sessions on the Tempe and Downtown campuses will introduce the nationally-recognized Preparing Future Faculty program for graduate students thinking about finding a faculty position.

Cassia Spohn will be the next director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, part of the College of Public Programs at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus.

The Sun Devil Service Award Luncheon, held on March 25, honored 169 ASU faculty and staff celebrating 25-, 30-, 35-, 40-, 45- and 50-year anniversaries.

Ming-Hung (Jason) Kao, assistant professor of statistics at ASU’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, has won a coveted CAREER Award, given by the National Science Foundation to young academics expected to make significant impact in their chosen fields.

ASU Regents' Professor Rebecca Tsosie has been recognized for her research, advocacy and understanding of inclusive excellence in higher education.

Roy Curtiss III, a scientist at the Biodesign Institute at ASU, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Microbiology.

Professors are learning how to teach science, technology, engineering and math in a new "active learning" workshop at ASU.

ASU professor Larry Mays will receive the Julian Hinds Award for his unparalleled research on water resources and hydrosystems.

Two faculty members in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have co-authored a book about the risky construction industry.

Two ASU professors in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College have been selected as fellows of the American Educational Research Association, one of the most prestigious educational research societies in the world.

The Maroon and Gold Leaders Giving Program, a new scholarship endowment for faculty, staff, emeritus faculty and administrators, is nurturing the spirit of philanthropy on ASU campuses.

David Guston, director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU, is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Responsible Innovation, which brings together the responsible innovation scholarly community.

Desirée Garcia, assistant professor in the ASU Department of English's film and media studies program, has been awarded a 2014 Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Faculty mentors from the College of Health Solutions at ASU recently advised young women interested in a career in health.

Tom Feuer, Emmy-winning sports television executive, is joining ASU's Cronkite School to head its new Southern California sports program.

Gregory Sale, assistant professor in the ASU School of Art, has been named a grantee by the foundation Art Matters for his ongoing research into the criminal justice system.

An ASU engineer wins a National Science Foundation award to fund his work to prevent dysfunction in the automated and autonomous technologies we depend on daily.

Assistant professor Lalitha Sankar receives an NSF CAREER Award for her work on information-sharing protocols between distributed, and often competitive, entities in critical infrastructure networks such as the electric grid.

CompuGirls founder Kimberly Scott will be named a STEM Access Champion of Change at the White House during an event Feb. 26.

In an essay recently featured in Religion & Politics, assistant professor of global Christianity at ASU Jason Bruner explores the origin of anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda.

As the interpretation and programs coordinator at the Arizona State University Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Anthropologist Casandra Hernandez helps create a diversity of programming that makes the ancient site relevant to a contemporary audience.

The Victimology Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences will award its 2014 New Scholar Award to Kate Fox, an assistant professor in ASU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

More than 1,500 students and 2,500 guests from across the country will visit ASU for More to Explore – ASU's single largest freshman yield event of the year.